Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III put on a brave face during Wednesday's press conference announcing his benching, but it's now clear that he's more than just confused by coach Mike Shanahan's decision to pull the plug on his season.

Appearing on Thursday's edition of "NFL Total Access Kickoff," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Griffin is in fact "extremely angry" to be shut down for health reasons.

As it turns out, owner Daniel Snyder was actually "receptive" to Shanahan's idea of preserving the franchise quarterback to ensure a full offseason.

The fissure between head coach and owner originated when Snyder surrendered a "king's ransom" for the opportunity to draft Griffin, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. Contrary to previous speculation, it was Snyder -- not Shanahan -- who was the "impetus" behind the blockbuster trade, per Silver.

That dynamic between quarterback and owner has led to a lack of trust between Shanahan and Griffin.

Despite what Shanahan has said publicly, Silver's sources affirm the coach switched quarterbacks for "performance" reasons. He didn't believe he could maintain credibility in the locker room if he continued to start a struggling Griffin.

Sources closes to the Redskins coaching staff tell Rapoport that the coaches believe they will be fired, but there's been no official determination from the organization. At this point, they want to be cut loose so they can be "put out of their misery."